CalAmp Introduces Integrated Narrowband/Broadband Multi-Network Communications Solution for Public Safety Agencies

OXNARD, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - CalAmp Corp. ( NASDAQ : CAMP ), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has introduced the auto-switching Fusion LTE platform, a broadband wireless solution that allows public safety agencies currently equipped with private narrowband data systems to tap into the high speed, high data rate power of today's emerging 4G/LTE broadband wireless communications networks. 

The combination of narrowband and broadband wireless technologies in an integrated solution gives public safety agencies the ability to continue to utilize legacy narrowband data systems, while also enabling access to latest generation broadband communications networks. The resulting hybrid approach offers full control and secure, highly reliable data connectivity and seamless roaming capability over multiple wide-area networks using both private radio systems and public carriers. 

A simple Ethernet interface from CalAmp's Fusion router platform enables full broadband functionality in legacy narrowband devices from CalAmp and other manufacturers. This scalable, integrated networks solution also prepares public safety agencies for the soon-to-be deployed 700MHz LTE (Band 14) FirstNet nationwide public safety broadband communications network.

"Public safety agencies using narrowband data networks now have a straightforward migration and upgrade path to the latest generation broadband communications," said Mike Zachan, General Manager of CalAmp's Wireless Networks business. "Our integrated broadband solution provides them with an in-vehicle communications platform they can use today that will also evolve as the FirstNet nationwide public safety 700MHz LTE network is rolled out, thereby protecting these agencies' capital investment and delivering the lowest total cost of ownership."

CalAmp's next-generation Fusion-LTE broadband router platform operates on 3G and the latest 4G/LTE cellular networks, giving users significant increases in communications speed and throughput for data intensive applications, such as geo-location and mapping, criminal record check, internet access, remote database access and diagnostics, and Voice Over IP. The carrier-certified Fusion LTE provides wireless data connectivity in bands 4, 12, 13, 14 and 17 at LTE speeds over both public and private LTE networks, as well as Wi-Fi b/g/n and seamless roaming across multiple networks. 

About CalAmp
CalAmp develops and markets wireless communications solutions that deliver data connectivity services for critical networked communications and other applications. The Company's two business segments are Wireless DataCom, which serves enterprise, utility and governmental customers, and Satellite, which focuses on the North American Direct Broadcast Satellite market. For more information, please visit www.calamp.com